The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry

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Until 2009 published as Zeitschrift für Gerontopsychologie und -psychiatrie (ISSN-Print: 1011-6877 / ISSN-Online 1664-2899)

ISSN-L 1662-9647, ISSN-Print 1662-9647, ISSN-Online 1662-971X
Indexed in:
EMCARE, ESCI, PSYNDEX, Psycinfo and Scopus
Frieder R. Lang, Johannes Pantel (Editors-in-Chief)
Isabelle Albert, Julia Haberstroh, Eva-Marie Kessler,
Mike Martin, Michael Rapp, Peter Schoenknecht
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About the Journal

Aims and Scope

GeroPsych is a leading international journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for the rapidly growing field of aging research.

It publishes peer-reviewed and original research that addresses biological, psychological, behavioral, social, and cultural aspects of the aging process. GeroPsych seeks articles that combine theoretical, experimental, and applied perspectives on the diversity, heterogeneity, variability, and plasticity of the aging process and older populations. The journal is committed to research that relies on a rigorous quantitative approach, grounded innovative and validated methodology in established or emerging fields of geropsychology, gerontology, or geriatric psychiatry.


The journal targets scientists and readers who are interested in applied and basic research on mental, behavioral, social, cultural, and clinical aspects of the aging process and old Age.

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Editor's Choice

Issue 2/2020
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and Brain Structure
Gebhard Sammer, Eva Lenz

Issue 1/2020
Perceived Benefits and Costs Contribute to Young and Older Adults’ Selectivity in Social Relationships
Erica L. O’Brien, Thomas M. Hess

Issue 4/2019
Future Time Perspective and Real-Life Utterances About the Future in Young and Older Adults
Eliana Brianza, Burcu Demiray

Issue 3/2019
Technology, Physical Activity, Loneliness, and Cognitive Functioning in Old Age
Theresa Pauly, Jennifer C. Lay, Pavel Kozik, Peter Graf, Atiya Mahmood, Christiane A. Hoppmann

Issue 2/2019
Psychosocial Predictors of Sleep Quality in Residents of Nursing Homes
Adrijana Košćec Bjelajac, Jasminka Despot Lučanin, Damir Lučanin, Eva Anđela Delale

Issue 1/2019
Do Professors Better Maintain Cognitive Functioning in Older Age?
Damaris Aschwanden, Vera Schumacher, Kathrin Zimmermann, Christina Werner, Mathias Allemand, Daniel Zimprich, Mike Martin

Call for Papers

Special issue on "Posttraumatic manifestations among older adults"

Special Issue Guest Editors: Yuval Palgi (University of Haifa) and Amit Shrira (Bar-Ilan University)
Editors-in-Chief: Frieder R. Lang (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany); Johannes Pantel (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany)

We are announcing a special issue on “Posttraumatic manifestations among older adults” to be published in 2021. Yuval Palgi from the University of Haifa, Israel, and Amit Shrira from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, will be the special issue guest editors.

We invite authors to submit original research reports and systematic review articles that advance the field of posttraumatic reactions in old age. Potential topics include but are not limited to the long-term effects of traumatic exposure in early developmental periods, effects of exposure to trauma during old age, cumulative trauma, as well as diagnosis and intervention research.

Authors are welcome to contact the guest editors (amit.shrira(at) in advance in order to identify possible topics. Papers will be due for submission by September 1, 2020 and will undergo a full process of peer review. All manuscripts have to be submitted electronically via the online submission system Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the journal’s author guidelines available in the downloads section below.

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the journal’s author guidelines available in the downloads section below.

For Authors and Editors

Instructions to Authors

We are looking forward to receiving your manuscript for GeroPsych.

Please follow the instructions to authors which you find in the downloads section.

All manuscripts should be submitted online.

Thank you.

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